Student Managed Community Health Assessment
- 20th September, 2019
As a part of the Community Medicine course, students organized a health assessment clinic at the university campus in Guyana. MD-4 students supported by the faculty checked the Body Mass Index, blood pressure, waist-hip ratio and fasting blood sugar level of staff and students.
Community health assessment is key to understanding the health problems and priorities of the population. This exercise outlines a process by which the participants can complete a health assessment of a community using indicator-based methods. Students construct a set of health indicators from a variety of domains, evaluate problems, and report on the health priorities for a community. The students relate identified health issues to underlying risk factors.